Sexy Spirals

Whether it's leggings or blue eyeshadow, style insiders love to mine '80s styles for trend-spiration. This summer's newest flashback is big, bodacious, poodle perm-esque hair! Whether they're referencing Jennifer Beals' Flashdance saucy spirals or Jody Watley's massive "Looking for a Real Love" ringlets -- celeb strands are bigger and curlier than ever. Here are our favorite superstar spirals, and curl-enhancing products to help you rock the look at home.
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 13, 2011

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Raven Symone adds dimension and sexy depth to her bouncy, oh-so-touchable curls by adding ombre haircolor.

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Ciara set her hair on medium-sized hot rollers and then finger-styled for these baby-soft, fluffy waves.

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Kerastase Oleo Curl Intense Masque ($39.50, amazon.com) conditions curly hair from roots to ends with strand-softening palm oils.

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Coif chameleon Rihanna looked adorable in this Annie-esque ringlets during a recent performance.

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Yaya Dacosta defined her natural curls by wrapping skinny sections around a tiny curling iron, and then twisting up into a lush chignon. Curly tresses are so versatile!

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Supermodel Jessica White pairs her rippling waves with cat-eye liquid liner and shiny glossy plum lipgloss.

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Applied to damp tresses, Hair Rules Curly Whip ($20, hairrules.com) helps define out-of-control, frizzy ringlets.

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“Playboy” actress Naturi Naughton hits the red carpet in impossibly glossy, rippling waves.

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Cassie strikes the perfect balance between edgy (shaved sides) and uber-girly (long, flowing curls).

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The singer-turned-reality star adds dimension to her ’do with this pompadoured, half-up/half-down style.

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John Frieda Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Curl Perfector ($6, drugstore.com) boosts blah curls into highly defined, silky spirals.

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Platinum and honey-blonde highlights add dimension to Wendy Williams’ long, loose spirals.

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During a recent GMA appearance, Beyonce rocked massive, sun-kissed spirals.

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Thandie Newton rocked the red carpet in teased, tousled Eighties-inspired spirals.

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Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Style Curl Enhancing Spray ($4, soap.com
keeps curls, ringlets and waves frizz-free and touchable, with no sticky crunchiness.

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Katerina Graham piled her spirals ontop of her head and teased them out, creating a modern twist on the elegant updo.

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Jada Pinkett Smith piled her loose spirals ontop of her head in a chaotic upsweep, adding a modern touch with a cornrow in front.

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Mariah Carey goes back to her roots with an updated version of her natural curls.

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Joy Bryant controls her sultry curls by adding a deep center part and pinning back the sides.

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